Empress Nagako

Empress Nagako

Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Death 16 Jun 2000 (aged 97)
Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Hachiōji-shi, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Memorial ID 6136917 · View Source
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Japanese Imperial Family Member. Known as the "Empress Dowager", she was the wife of Emperor Hirohito, whose reign as emperor was the longest in Japanese history. From the time she was a Crown Princess in 1924 to the time of her death, she had been close to the Japanese throne for almost 76 years. She was one of the last members of her family who could remember what life was like inside the Japanese aristocracy prior to World War II. She was a princess by birth, as the oldest daughter of Kuniyoshi, Prince Kuni. For centuries, almost all the Japanese emperors and crown princes had married women from the powerful Fujiwara clan; she broke from that tradition. She later received the posthumous name of "Empress Kojun," which means "fragrant purity". This name symbolized her beauty and kind-hearted personality. He son, Akihito, became the next Emperor of Japan.

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  • Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6136917
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Empress Nagako (6 Mar 1903–16 Jun 2000), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6136917, citing Musashino Imperial Mausoleum, Hachiōji-shi, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .